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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak’s free Title Update 2 adds Goocoo Plush. Goocoo (Gu-Ku) is a duck character whose return was prayed for by one player who previously crafted and upgraded 1,000 Origami Axes in the hopes of being given a chance to meet Goocoo again.
Chilla’s Art has announced that The Bathhouse will be released on Steam on September 30 (PDT). The Bathhouse is a psychological horror game set in a Japanese bathhouse and features a protagonist who gets mixed up in some kind of paranormal phenomenon that occurs there.
Capcom has released the patch notes for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak’s free Title Update 2. Among the additional content, bug fixes, and balance adjustments, players seem especially pleased about a line that says, “Fugen's endemic life traps will no longer hit the player.”
Fanmade Kirby card game Chef Kawasaki’s Microbikini Karuta has been removed from sale. The decision was made due to a request from Kirby series developer HAL Laboratory. Chef Kawasaki’s Microbikini Karuta is a card game that feature illustrations of Chef Kawasaki wearing a micro bikini.
Videos comparing the NieR: Automata anime trailer to scenes from the game are gaining traction online. NieR: Automata Ver1.1a is an upcoming anime being made by A-1 Pictures who are behind works such as Lycoris Recoil and the Persona anime series.
With Apple’s recent announcement of price increases on apps and in-app purchases on the App Store in select regions, iOS game developers and publishers in Japan have started notifying players of their plans to deal with the change.
Valis: The Fantasm Solider Collection II recently came out for the Nintendo Switch in Japan, and developer Edia has revealed the method required to enable secret cheat codes for some of the titles included in the collection. It’s quite unusual for the developers themselves to publicly reveal the method required to input cheat codes.
Splatoon 3's first Splatfest since launching has now come to a close. Along with the results, the weapons used by the top-ranking players, notably the Sloshing Machine and Splash-o-matic, have also been garnering attention.
Getting a glimpse of the literature of works like Elden Ring, Shin Ultraman, and Goodbye, Eri (a one-shot manga by Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto) , it's clear that literature is alive and well in modern age. Jini Talks Games: Perspectives from Japan is a project that aims to deliver English translations of opinion pieces by Japanese writer Jini.
BlazBlue series creator Toshimichi Mori announced his departure from Arc System Works while saying he hopes to deliver a game to fans in some form or another in the future.
A new gameplay video of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak shows a member of the game’s development team taking on the Flaming Espinas, a monster being added in free Title Update 2, in a solo hunt. The impressive skills that are on display in the video have drawn praise from many players.
Splatoon 3: "Cheater" went trending on Twitter in Japan as infinite special weapons shots torment players. On social media there is a report of a player who has used the Tenta Missiles special weapon 87 times in a single match.
Splatoon 3 players are farming money by using the REEF-LUX 450 weapon and it has caused a divide among the player base. The method is called REEF-LUX collusion in Japan, and it involves players colluding to repeat the cycle of painting over a spot and then having an opponent repaint it over and over.
Since the launch of Splatoon 3, players have been putting together all sorts of creative and detailed designs for their lockers. We even ran an article about it just recently, though players seem to be coming up with new and fresh ideas by the day.
When discussing clock apps for the Nintendo Switch, you may recall the AAA Clock that was created by RedDeerGames. Now AAA Clock has some competition with Clock Maker coming to the Switch soon.
Splatoon 3’s new ranking system sparks a debate among longtime fans and newcomers alike. In the previous game, if you weren’t securing good results, your Rank would decrease. In Splatoon 3, however, your rank doesn't decrease even if you continue to lose.
One Twitter user’s love of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin inspired them to grow their own rice field, and they’ve now posted their current progress to social media. The tweets from the user have drawn a big reaction with one of the developers of the game even taking notice.
Midjourney has been used to create a short visual novel in the style of a child’s diary. Boku to AI no Natsuyasumi, which can be translated as “My summer vacation with an AI,” is a short visual novel that depicts the events that occur during a boy’s summer vacation.
Japanese game developer Pocketpair has launched the Steam Store page for AI: Art Imposter. The game is due out on September 30 (JST) and will include support for English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese, according to...
There’s been a recent increase on social media in Japan of accounts claiming to be video game retailers that are closing soon and offering suspicious PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch giveaways. The tweets ask that users share their LINE messaging app information for the purpose of contacting the winner which social media users have been wary of.
Ollin Boer Bohan, a deep learning scientist at NVIDIA, has created a playable Pokémon overworld that is generated by a neural network. The demo creates visuals that resemble a Pokémon game and anyone can try it out for themselves via a web browser.
Splatoon 3 players have discovered that Shiver’s clothing can become transparent under certain conditions. The method is quite simple and involves looking at Shiver through the body of a Jellyfish or other translucent items.
mimic is an AI-powered image generating service where users upload their own illustrations, and the service’s AI then learns from the images in order to create new illustrations of a similar style. mimic will incorporate stronger measures to prevent fraudulent use of the service and plans to launch the new beta version in October.
The videos on Masahiro Sakurai’s YouTube channel, “Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games,” have drawn even more attention after it was discovered that they are being used to teach students in game development lectures.

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